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Tuesday 16th November 2021

News and appeals
Call for new Police Community Support Officers across Sussex
People aspiring to be a Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) will be able to submit their applications to Sussex Police from now until Tuesday 23rd November.  
Becoming a PCSO offers a challenging, but incredibly rewarding career where every day is different.
PSCOs play a critical and visible role in helping to keep our communities safe, identifying and protecting the most vulnerable and preventing harm. There is a named PCSO for every ward in Sussex.
All new PCSOs who join in this wave of recruitment will start their training in June or October 2022 and will earn a Level 4 Diploma in Community Policing Practice, upon successful competition of a 12-month apprenticeship programme.
While each new recruit will be employed as a PCSO from day one, the training remains focused on practical policing, with the majority of learning taking place on the job and out alongside experienced colleagues.
As the face of local policing for the community, we are looking for great communicators: those who are calm, confident and compassionate. If you can listen carefully, think through challenges and find solutions, and you have the diplomacy, resourcefulness and desire to keep our community safe, this could be the career for you.
To read more about this opportunity please click on the link or go to our website.
To apply, visit our website: Police Community Support Officer (

Gary Fenn sentenced for child sexual offending in Southwick
A convicted sex offender who travelled more than 150 miles to prey on a young girl in West Sussex has now been given a long sentence.
Gary Fenn, 50, of Saxon Road, Saxmundham, Suffolk, appeared in custody at Hove Crown Court on Friday 5 November and was given a nine-year extended sentence, comprising five years imprisonment and four extended period on prison release licence.
Emily Turner added: "The bravery of this young lady in standing up against what she knew to be wrong and by supporting this prosecution has undoubtedly kept other children safe from this predatory paedophile who has previous convictions for sexual offending."
To read more on this story, please click on the link and more information about reporting sexual offences can be found on our website.

Sussex Police launch new Business Crime Team
Sussex Police has launched its Business Crime Team (BCT) which is dedicated to tackling business crime and provide support to our business communities.
The team is made up of nine investigators and a sergeant, through existing resources to work smarter and investigate business crime, improve partnership working and tackle this crime type through innovative use of technology. 
It will support the business community by working closely with partners, businesses and customers to bring together intelligence from across the county so they can provide crime prevention advice and catch the criminals who are targeting and affecting businesses large and small.
To read more on this story and to see a video about how the team works and the experiences of one of the business we support, please click on the link or go to our website.

Marc Stinton still wanted in connection with Southwick assault
Police are still searching for Marc Stinton, who is wanted in connection with a serious assault in Southwick.
The incident reportedly started on the eastern side of Southwick Green in the early hours of Sunday 26 September and continued near the junction of Victoria Road and Park Lane.
Four people have been arrested in connection with the incident. They remain released under investigation while enquiries continue.
Police are keen to speak to Stinton, 37, as they believe he has information that could assist with their enquiries. He is known to have links to the local area as well as Lancing, Brighton and London.
Anyone who sees him is asked to dial 999. Or, if you have any information as to his whereabouts, you can contact police online or by calling 101 quoting serial 55 of 26/09.
Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Work to tackle knife crime will intensify during national week of action
A week of education and enforcement aimed at tackling knife crime and serious violence launched yesterday, Monday 15 November.
Operation Sceptre brings police forces across the country together for a national week of action against knife crime from November 15 to November 21.
In Sussex, the campaign provides an opportunity to highlight and enhance the proactive work going on all year round to keep local communities safe from knife-related crime and violence.
The Op Sceptre week of action will see our activity around knife crime intensify. People can expect to see officers carrying out high-visibility and plain-clothed patrols, as well as conducting knife sweeps in hotspot locations and engaging with the public. If you have any concerns, please contact us so we can offer support or signpost to the agency best-placed to help.

Young people can receive and report information around knife crime anonymously via

Members of the public are also encouraged to report information to police either online or by calling 101. Always dial 999 in an emergency. Information can be reported anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or Childline on 0800 1111.
To read more on this story, please click on the link or go to our website. 
Crime summary
Dover Road, Worthing – between 1900hrs 8th November and 07000hrs 9th November, a Ford transit van was stolen. Cad 1043 09/11/21.

Tarring Road, Tarring – between 2030hrs 9th November and 0610hrs 10th November, a transit van was stolen. Cad 0175 10/11/21. 

Westcourt Road, Broadwater – between 2100hrs 08th November and 0810hrs 9th November, a transit van that had been converted to a camper van was stolen. Cad 0282 09/11/21.

Victoria Park Gardens, Worthing –overnight between 9th 7 10th November both front and rear number plates were stolen from a vehicle. Cad 0261 10/11/21.

Upper Shoreham Road, Shoreham – at 0350hrs 10th November an insecure vehicle was entered and stole and electric scooter and some cash. Cad 0395 10/11/21.   

South Street, Lancing – at approximately 1500hrs 8th November, a purse containing financial cards was stolen from an insecure vehicle. Cad 0788 10/11/21.

West Way, Lancing – overnight between 10th & 11th November, a wallet and some other items were stolen from a vehicle. No damage to the vehicle reported. Cad 0274 11/11/21.

Tudor Gardens, Worthing – between 2300hrs & 2330hrs 9th November, a small window was removed to gain entry to a property, it is unknown if anything was stolen. Cad 0762 10/11/21.

Seahaven Gardens, Shoreham by sea – between 2200hrs 11th November and 0800hrs 12th November, a glass panel in a garage was broken and entry was made. Two pedal cycles were stolen. Cad 0288 12/11/21.

Hobart Close, Durrington – at 1900hrs 11th November a vehicle was stolen. Cad 1411 11/11/21.

Fontwell Drive, Findon Valley – between 2000hrs 15th November and 0515hrs 16th November a vehicle was entered and a wallet which contained cash and financial cards was stolen. The vehicle had a faulty door lock.  Cad 0211 16/11/21.

Help us keep Sussex safe

If you saw or heard anything, or have any information about any incident in this message please contact us online, email us at or call 101, quoting the reference number provided.

Alternatively you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111, or online at


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